Archive for February 14th, 2009
Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts & Figures About Five Great American Presidents
February 14 : 02 days till President’s Day
Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.
So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents!
03: Did you know that John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was the youngest man elected to the United States? He was just 46 years old when he was inaugurated. Kennedy was also the youngest president to die in office, and the fourth U.S. president assassinated during his tenure.
Often quoted for his moving Inaugural address in which he stated, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, Kennedy was a master orator.
In his less than 1,000 days in office, Kennedy historically presided over the Cuban Missile Crisis and the introduction of the sweeping Civil Rights Act. The bill, which ended racial discrimination in public places and required employers to provide equal employment opportunities, was being debated by Congress at the time of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 16th! So stop by again tomorrow.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
To make sure that Cupid’s arrow hits its mark, Holidays on the Net has everything you ever wanted to know about the origin of Valentine’s Day. Like, did you know that Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love? And that many historians believe that the first Valentine’s Day can be traced back to a Roman fertility celebration? (We’ve got lots more Valentine’s Day facts and figures over at Holidays on the Net, so come flex your trivia muscle!)
You don’t have to be in America to get in on the amore. Learn how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world, from the Far East to the Middle East. We even have a special article about China’s unique love celebration, in which the seven daughters of the Heaven Goddess came to visit Earth.
National Condom Week (Feb. 14-21)
With the celebration of Valentine’s Day and all things ‘Love’ this week, now is the perfect time to educate everyone on the importance of using condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.